The International Film Festival of Rotterdam
-Yes, the International Film Festival of Rotterdam will be
taking its annual course from January 28th until February 8th.
Everything will be on display, from cannibals to zombies, and
some of them will most likely be making deals as well.
Keeping on a similar track, Pedro Almodovar's "Live Flesh" will
be showing as well as Michael Hanneke's "Funny Games."
The Thematic Program (of which Hanneke's film is a central
focus) running at the festival is titled "The Cruel Machine" and
should satisfy anybody with morbid fascinations (Perhaps not
as good as the real thing for some of you, however.) Jan
Svankmajer (don't you love that man's mind) will be
represented by "Conspirators of Pleasure." Watch out for
"Sick, the Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist."
Ouch! Hope you all survive the festival to tell about it another
-The cinema at the Balie Theater on the Leidseplein in
Amsterdam will be showing that wonderful classic from Frank
Simon's The Queen on January 9th and 10th. How many of
you remember Harlow in the flesh? Truman did. I do. Do
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